Beverly Hills-based Domestix has taken on domestic sales rights to Jesse’s Story.
The film opens the 10th annual Malibu Film Festival on August 6.
The documentary is about the life of Jesse Billauer, an up-and-coming professional surfer who had a tragic accident at age 17 that severed his spinal cord and became a quadriplegic. With the help of surfers like Kelly Slater and Rob Machado, he gets back in the water again. Jack Johnson and Ben Harper also feature in the film.
Director/producer/writer Mark Jacobs spent more than eight years working on the film, which is a Zzyzx Films production.
“Domestix is thrilled to be involved with Jesse’s Story. It is rare to find a documentary, with a compelling story, told by a talented filmmaker who understands how important music, culture and the environment are to a great documentary. Jesse’s Story is the perfect blend of inspiration, engaging characters, humanity and heart. This is exactly the type of film that people will connect with,” said Domestix founder Elsa Ramo.
Ramo, who also runs an entertainment law firm, started Domestix in 2007.